What's the difference between manual and handbook?
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In practical English, these two words are often used interchangably. In my experience, however, there is a difference.
Normally, we tend to use 'manual' when talking about a list of instructions for doing something. An 'owner's manual', for example, is a book that explain's how to use a product.
We often use 'handbook' to describe a book that offers guidelines for a number of situations. It is reference book. A 'handbook' can be read out of order, according to your needs.
I hope this helps.
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